The purpose of a standing committee is to assist in the management of the society carrying out a continued and permanent administrative or scientific function, summarise the results of its activities in an annual report, and present this report, if required, at the next general assembly. Standing committees include, but may not be limited to the following committees: Education & Meetings Committee, Communication Committee, Membership & Bylaws Committee, Scientific Programme Committee, Education & Meeting Committee, Financial Committee and Translational Research Committee.
New standing committees may be initiated by the General Board and must be ratified by the General Assembly. Standing committees may be dissolved by the General Board, and this decision must be ratified by the General Assembly. Standing committees, including its Chairperson, comprise at least 5 members. The total membership number for each committee will be dependent on the working needs of that committee. Members shall be restricted to serving in 1 standing committee at a time. However, members of the Emeritus Committee and the current Scientific Programme Committee past co-chairs may serve in 1 additional committee. Members of the Emeritus Committee cannot be Chair of the additional committee. Committees shall strive to have equal representation of clinicians and scientists.